BMW has unveiled the all-new M duo comprising of the X5 and X6 ahead of the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show. The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) segment. The all new 2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will make their World debut at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show and might arrive in Indian showrooms by the second half of 2015.
With their exteriors painted fully in body color, both models cut a low-slung figure on the road, while mixed tires showcase their sporty track width. Additional exterior design modifications, moreover, elevate the M models even further than before from the standard BMW X5 and BMW X6. Large air intakes at the front end, side gills with a model badge and Air Breathers, signature M exterior mirrors in twin-stalk style, a typically M four-tailpipe exhaust system and a rear spoiler (for the BMW X6 M) give them a standalone look M fans will immediately recognize. Setting the seal on this exclusive range of features are standard M-specific, forged 21-inch M light-alloy wheels.
The new M TwinPower Turbo V8 for the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M is the most powerful engine ever developed by BMW for an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Boasting innovative M TwinPower Turbo technology with a pair of TwinScroll turbochargers, cross-bank exhaust manifolds, VALVETRONIC and High Precision Direct Injection, the 4.4-liter V8 produces maximum output of 567 bhp at 6,000-6,500 rpm. That represents a 3 percent increase over the predecessor models. The step up is even clearer when it comes to the power development of the new engine. Peak torque has been boosted by 72Nm which equates to a rise of 10 percent. Its 750Nm can be enjoyed across a broad rev range between 2,200-5,000 rpm.
The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M send their engine power to the wheels via the newly developed eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, which closely follows the operating philosophy of the M Double Clutch Transmission used by other M models. BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and Dynamic Performance Control play a key role in the outstanding dynamics of the new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M. The extraordinary power development of this M turbocharged engine allows the new M versions of the BMW X5 and BMW X6 to sprint from 0-96kmph in a mere 4.0 seconds. The top speed of both is electronically limited to 250kmph.
The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650, which is around Rs. 62 Lakhs, and the 2015 BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, which in Indian currency is equal to Rs. 63.33 Lakhs. However, if the company eventually intends to bring this dynamic duo to India, acknowledging the fact that its arch rival Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce its high-performance based SUVs - GL 63 AMG and ML 63 AMG, then both these M division wheeled out vehicles would be priced around Rs. 1-1.5 Crores as they would be arriving en-route CBU.